The Classic Cowl
Updated: Mar 12
Hello My Yarn Friends!
I have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you a line of beginner friendly knitting patterns. I hope is you find joy in making them; I truly loved designing them for you.
I love all types of knitting from simple stitches to complex advanced stitches; it is my happy place. I created this pattern to bring joy to the maker using a classic stitch, that has a rhythm of knits and purls, while creating a luxurious drape.
The Classic Cowl is the perfect simple knit it works up quickly with bulky weight yarn and large needles. Then seamed together creating a timeless accessory that will work go with everything, you might love it so much you will want to make another.
Bulky weight yarn; 185 yards/170 m; 3.5 oz/100g
US11/8mm knitting needles
BO - Bind Off
CO - Cast On
K - knit
P - purl
Rep - repeat
RS - Right Side
sl1 - slip 1 stitch with yarn in back
sl1 wyif - slip 1 stitch with yarn in front
st(s) - stitch(es)
WS - Wrong Side
Skill Level: Beginner
Finished Size: 28”/71cm circumference x 15”/38cm tall
Gauge: 14 sts x 20 rows = 4”/10cm square in 1x1 rib.
This cowl is worked flat than seamed together.
The first stitch is slipped in every row, which creates a clean edge.
CO 61 sts in preferred method.
Rnd 1 (WS): Sl1 wyif, (k1, p1) rep to end.
Rnd 2 (RS): Sl1, (p1, k1) rep to end.
Rep Rnd 1 and 2 until you reach 28”/71cm or desired circumference.
Bind off in pattern.
Seam together CO and BO edges.
Weave in ends.
Steam or wet block cowl to measurements.
I hope you enjoyed creating your The Classic Cowl as much as I did. If you are on social media be sure to tag me @hanksandneedles so I can see and share your beautiful work. You can find me on Instagram and Facebook.